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Refused Frontman Dennis Lyxzén Suffers Major Heart Attack

Swedish punk icons Refused were forced to unexpectedly postpone what was supposed to be their last festival show in Sweden after lead vocalist Daniel Lyxzen had a “massive heart attack.”

The band was scheduled to perform at Stockholm’s Rosendal Garden Party festival this weekend, which was not only “their last festival gig in Sweden ever,” as Refused previously stated, but also their first show in four years after the COVID pandemic cut short a North American tour in 2020.

However, on Lyxzen’s Instagram, the musician confessed that he had a heart attack Thursday and published a picture of himself resting in the hospital.

“So this morning, I suffered a huge heart attack in my hotel room. “It was incredibly painful and terrifying,” he wrote. “Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Uppsala Hospital, I’m still here to fight another day.” Under the circumstances, I feel well. Sore, exhausted, and quite shaken up.”

Lyxzen said, “I truly hate canceling shows, but the doctor recommended no rock for a couple of weeks. This implies the refused concert at the Rose Garden Party will not take place. It was a huge disappointment since I had been looking forward to it. But I/we want to make it up to you shortly. The good news is that, with medicine, I should be able to return to my rocking self sooner rather than later.

Refused made three renowned and important albums in the 1990s, including the post-hardcore masterwork The Shape of Punk to Come in 1998, before disbanding shortly after its release. The band regrouped in 2012 and released two more well-received albums over the following decade, the most recent being 2019’s War Music. However, Refused had been mostly quiet since the outbreak, which further fueled excitement for the now-canceled Swedish show, which already had a sense of finality to it.

Lyxzen said in his greeting to admirers, “Life is strange and wonderful. Take care of each other and express your affection for them.”

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